Motivation Monday: Aaaaaaaand we're back


It's been a long time since my last proper Motivation Monday post. Two months to be exact. But since I'm officially 12 weeks out from the Carlsbad Marathon, I figured it was about time to hit the road. Literally.

This time around I'm following the same marathon training plan from Runner's World, but I'm attempting to stick to it a bit better and to increase my speed. I'd love to get down to around 4:30:00 for my time, which is a major difference from RnR SD, where my goal was simply to finish. How big of a difference? Oh, you know... over an hour.

There is some good news though: if I don't manage to finish in the time I want at Carlsbad, I won't have to wait too long for my second chance. Because this girl? This girl who said she was one and done? And then said she only signed up for Carlsbad because she was drunk? Well, this girl signed up for the ASICS LA Marathon in March. She signed up in the middle of the day. Completely sober.

Did I mention the marathons are less than two months apart?

Yeah, I don't know. I don't know how I plan to do this or why I thought it was a good idea, but it's happening. Which means I might have just gone and addicted myself to marathons.

With this newfound addiction of mine, I am most definitely in need of motivation to step up my game. Which is why I've gotten a running partner. He's fast and furry and you can catch a glimpse of his adorable little face above. This week I took him out running for the first time and learned that our little Banjo is apparently a great running buddy. He makes me go faster than I would if no one was watching and now that it's getting dark earlier, I feel safer with him around.

But I don't think I can stop there. I'm thinking about getting a running coach to really help me get more serious this time around. So if you know of any good ones in San Diego, send them my way! In the meantime, Banjo here will be running the show.

10/28/13 - 11/3/13 Health and Fitness Stats:
  • ran 5 days for a total of 25.5 miles (6.5 miles below target)